It’s Fall Flu/COVID Booster Clinic time! Registration is now open for a vaccine clinic at Mount Everett Regional School on Tuesday, October 18th. This is for the students, staff, and families of SBRSD students.
Staff appointments will be held 2:30-3:30pm. Staff, students and family members are welcome to get their shots from 3:30 to 6:00pm. Pre-registration for each person being vaccinated is highly recommended. Walk-up appointments will be available as time and supplies allow.
- Flu shots will be available for anyone 3 and up. We will have the high-dose available for individuals 65 and up.
- Pfizer Bivalent COVID-19 Booster will be available for anyone 12 and up, who has already completed their primary vaccine series and had their last shot at least 2 months ago.
Both flu and the updated COVID booster shots can be given on the same day. Unfortunately, we will not have egg-free or nasal mist formulations, although they are preservative-free.
Register for a STAFF appointment from 2:30-3:30pm at Mount Everett Regional School here: https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/tritown?calendar=b4e5c895-88f2-44a0-a80d-32c92a7771b6
Register for a STUDENT OR FAMILY appointment from 3:30-6:00pm at Mount Everett Regional School here: https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/tritown?calendar=27d3b9fb-1e21-45f4-a0ee-e5622f038883
Need another date? Register for a different South County community vaccine clinic here: https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/tritown
Short sleeves, insurance cards, and COVID vaccine cards will be required at the clinic. Questions or trouble registering? Contact Jill Sweet, firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-717-7209. This clinic is being offered by the Southern Berkshire Public Health Collaborative, www.sb-phc.org.
Frequently Asked Questions about 2022 Vaccinations
Who needs a flu shot? Everybody! We are expecting this to be a major flu year. While we were distancing and masking the past couple years to avoid COVID transmission, our bodies were less exposed to recent flu strains and may not have developed natural protection to them. Plus, every year the flu vaccine is updated to include new variants.
Who needs a Bivalent Booster for COVID? Families and school staff are recommended to get the updated booster this fall to reduce their risk of a new COVID infection. Even if an individuals’ risk for severe symptoms with COVID is low, the need to isolate at home for 5 days with this illness can greatly disrupt households, classrooms, team sports, and even harm children’s mental health.
Individuals with the highest chances of getting COVID this fall/winter include:
- Anyone who hasn’t had COVID since January 2022, and to a lesser degree, those who haven’t had it in the past 4 months or so
- Anyone who hasn’t gotten a COVID booster shot in the past 3 months
- Anyone who has difficulty mounting a strong immune response to the vaccine or natural infection (usually due to being 65+ yrs or having certain health conditions)